What's new with WELS Parish Nursing:
2018 WELSNA Spring Conference - Save the date
The 2018 WELSNA Spring Conference will be held in New Ulm, MN at Martin Luther Collge on Saturday, April 21st. Our theme is "Christ Centered Nursing Care Across the Spectrum of Life". Looking for something to do on Friday evening before the conference? We will be taking a roadtrip to nearby Mankato to visit the recently started nursing program at Bethany Lutheran College. Watch for more details to be posted soon on the WELSNA website. We hope to see you there.
The Wisconsin Lutheran College 2017 summer online parish nurse course is now in the history books.
Lisa LeBlanc, the professor teaching the course, reports that the students were from California, Nebraska and Minnesota. They learned about the role of the Parish Nurse, conducted home visits, conducted congregational needs assessments, and created a template of documents needed for their Faith Community Nurse certification (which is optional). Keep these nurses in your prayers as they apply that knowledge and they establish a parish nurse ministry in their congregation. May both the nurses and congregations be blessed! A special thank-you to WLC for providing this opportunity! And a special thank you to Christian Aid & Relief for the grant providing matching funds for the tuition costs.
Click Here to view and download a letter from Director of Special Ministries, Pastor James Behringer to your Pastor when asking for your congregation's funding commitment for a future course offering.
The 2016 Fall Gathering videos have been posted under Past Conferences!
"Serving the Lord with Gladness" was our theme and Romans 12:6-8 our scripture to guide the day “(So whether a student nurse, a practicing RN or retired,) we have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” Much positive feedback was received for both speakers from our conference attendees! I used my headphones with my laptop, adjusting the volume under the laptop "Settings". Maybe you will need to do that too?!
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"If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides,
so that in all things God may be praised through Christ Jesus."
1 Peter 4:11